Thomas G. Bognanno, President and CEO

Thomas G. Bognanno has been the President and CEO of Community Health Charities since January 2006. Prior to that, Tom had a distinguished 20-year career with the American Diabetes Association (ADA), as Executive Director for the former ADA New Mexico and Missouri affiliates and Executive Vice President for the Texas affiliate. He was promoted to Special Assistant to the CEO in 1998 before becoming Chief Field Officer in 2003. Prior to ADA, he spent six years with the American Cancer Society.

Tom was instrumental in revitalizing the community-level infrastructure of ADA and prioritizing volunteer and staff development. He was also one of the chief architects of the Everyday Choices for a Healthier Life partnership between the ADA, the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society.

At Community Health Charities, Tom has been a catalyst for creating a new direction and evolving into a full-service organization focused on employee engagement, workplace giving campaigns, health resources, causes, and strategic partnerships. Tom also provided the leadership and vision that resulted in the consolidation of Community Health Charities into one entity with the merger of the 36 separate affiliate associations in 2014. Currently, he is leading the effort to re-design Community Health Charities’ strategic direction and accelerate income generated for our member charities.

Residing in northern Virginia, Tom and his wife, Suzan, have been married for more than 35 years and raised three children.

2018-2019 Board of Directors

Community Health Charities is honored to have the strong volunteer leadership of the 2018–2019 National Board of Directors.

Cynthia Rolfe, Chair
Vice President, Brand & Marketing
BlueCross BlueShield Association (Retired)
Chicago, IL

Kevin Clayton, Vice Chair
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Mercy Health
Cincinnati, OH

Stephen Keith, MD, Vice Chair
Vivacelle Bio, Inc.
Washington, DC

Linda G. Blount, Secretary
President & CEO
Black Women’s Health Imperative
Washington, DC

Eric T. Jones, Treasurer
Senior Managing Director, Advisory Solutions & Product Development
TIAA Retail Financial Services
New York, NY

Thomas G. Bognanno
President & CEO
Community Health Charities
Alexandria, VA

Walt Chesley
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN

Angie Dahl
Director of Development
American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Minneapolis, MN

Peter Dudley
Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo
San Francisco, CA

Kerry Finnegan
Senior Partner
Chicago, IL

Erin Gollhofer
Global CSR Communications Consultant
Dallas, TX

Xiaoteng Huang
Managing Partner
PinKU Japanese Street Food
Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Sandra B. Nichols
SVP, Chief Medical Officer
Reston, VA

Jillian Niesley
Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships
Comcast Corporation
Philadelphia, PA

Beatriz R. Perez
Chief Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Officer
The Coca-Cola Company
Atlanta, GA

Charu Raheja, PhD
Jacksonville, FL

Tiffany Reeves
Reinhart Institutional Investor Services
Chicago, IL

Adam Rothschild
Chief Marketing Officer
Blue Owl AI Software
New York, NY

Romana Rolniak
Communication Manager II
Walmart U.S.
Bentonville, AR

Beth Rusert
Vice President & Chief Marketing and Growth Officer
Concordia Plan Services
St. Louis, MO

Sabrina Spitaletta Johar
Milken institute – Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health
New York, NY

Nancy Testa
Chief Diversity Officer; Senior HR Business Partner, Global Merchant Services and Loyalty Group
American Express